Professor Luri holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Masters in Statistics both received from Washington State University – Pullman. He currently works in two departments: Economics and Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the College of Wooster. His research interests are in the areas of Applied Economics, Data Analytics in Economics (looking at data-driven decision and policy-making processes in private and public organizations), the Political Economy, Poverty and Natural Resource Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, Climate Change, and Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Systems Resilience Evaluation. His work with others has been published in the Journals of Land Use Policy and Ecological Economics. His most recent work looks how water storage capacity management through economic optimization can be used to influence the resilience of a natural water supply system. Professor Luri has taught courses including Principles of Economics, Introduction to Data Analysis, Advance Business management Economics, Managing the Global Environment, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Urban Economics.


  • PhD, Washington State University – Economics
  • M.Sc., Washington State University – Statistics
  • M.S., South Dakota State – Economics
  • B. A., University of Ghana – Economics and Statistics Research interests
  • Applied Economics, Data Analytics and Decision Science
  • Poverty, Economic Development, and Natural Resource Markets in Sub – Saharan Africa
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (in areas of Pollution, Climate Change, and Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Systems)

Academics Appointments

  • Merton M. Sealts, Jr., Visiting Professorship. (2021- 2022).
  • Walter D. Foss Visiting Professorship. (2020-2021).
Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Advanced Business Management Economics (online)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis (in SPSS)
  • Managing the Global Environment
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Urban Economics
Independent Study Advising
  • Brown, Brooke ’21 “Birds of a Feather, Flock Together: The Impact of Sanctuary Status of a City on Rental Prices”
  • McCullough, Will ’21 “The Great Outdoors, Indoors: An Evaluation of Green Space and Housing Prices in Pittsburgh, PA”
  • Peirce, Shaun ’21 “Are Casinos a Winning Wager? A County-Level Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Commercial Casinos on Economic Growth”
  • Conrad, Zenobia ’21 “A Look at Ohio’s Energy Senate Bill 221 – Effects of Merit Order and Renewable Energy on Ohio’s Electricity Market”
  • Moses Luri, Stephen Katz, and Jonathan Yoder. (2021). “Water Storage and Economic Resilience in a Managed Hydrologic System” (Forthcoming)
  • Moses Luri. (2021). “Remote Jobs and Domestic Utility Expenditure Adjustments in a Post-Pandemic World” (Working Paper)
  • Tong Wang, Moses Luri, Larry Janssen, David A. Hennessy, Hongli Feng, Micheal C. Wimberly, Gaurav Arora. 2017. “Determinants of Motives for Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt”. Ecological Economics 134 (2017) 227 | 237.
  • Michael C. Wimberly, Larry Janssen, David A. Hennessy, Moses Luri, Niaz M.Chowdhury, Hongli Feng.2017. “Cropland Expansion and Grassland Loss in the Eastern Dakotas: New Insights from a farm-level survey”. Land Use Policy 63 (2017) 160 | 173.
  • Contributor (pg. 36-38) – Innovations in Storage for resilience in the Columbia River Basin – 2019 (Project Report).
  • Contributor – Ghana Social Development Outlook, 2012 edition
  • Tesfaye Girma Graduate Fellowship, WSU (2017 – 2018)
  • National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS) Conference award, GPSA WSU (2017)
  • Third Place Winner, Baylor – U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Case Competition, Tampa, Florida (2015)
  • International travel Scholarship, IFAMA conference (Cape Town South Africa) (2014)